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Kaye Ballard, Larger-Than-Life Stage & Screen Star, Dies @ 93

Kaye Ballard, the wisecracking, broad-comedienne perhaps best remembered for a two-year stint on TV's The Mothers-in-Law, has died. She was 93. Kaye Ballard: November 20, 1925-January 21, 2019 (Image by Frances McLaughlin-Gill) According to an extensive and warm obit in The Desert Sun, Ballard had suffered from a heart malady, and slipped away Monday evening…
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What Happened Was: 30 Docs Snubbed by Oscar

The Best Documentary Feature category at the Oscars has a terrible track record — so often, it has completely snubbed docs that were transcendant, that were among the best films (let alone docs) of their year, and that had mainstream commercial success to boot. Paris was burning, but the Best Doc voters yawned. (Image via…
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Carol Channing, Broadway Icon, Dies @ 97

Carol Channing, synonymous with the role of Dolly Levi in the Broadway staple Hello, Dolly!, died early today at her Rancho Mirage, California, home, Broadway World reports. She was two weeks shy of her 98th birthday. "Raspberries!" (Image via Universal) Her publicist Harlan Boll released the following statement confirming her passing: It is with extreme…
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Past & Curious: Sophia Poppins, Dreamy Tony Dow & More!

Links to the past with relevance today: Color me impressed. (Image via Vintag.es) VINTAG.ES: Amazing color pics of the 1964 New York World's Fair. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9DfSCk-6Ko YOUTUBE: VHS covers of the past were pretty stunning, as is this highly designed video memorializing them. Gorgeous work. Their union lasted longer than almost any in show biz. (Image…
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Olivia de Havilland Loses ‘Feud’ Case

Olivia de Havilland, 102, may have helped bring about the demise of the Old Hollywood studio system by using the courts, but her effort to punish Ryan Murphy (b. 1965) for what she felt was an unfair depiction of her has failed. (more…)
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Over 50 Stars Turning 80 in 2019!

The year 2019 will bring many changes, but one very big change for these celebs is that all will turn the big 8-0 in the new year! Some of these may surprise you ... (more…)
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Nancy Wilson, ‘Song Stylist,’ Dies @ 81

Nancy Wilson, whose work ranged from Broadway standards to pop and even jazz, but who considered herself "song stylist," has died at her Pioneertown, California, home following a long illness at the age of 81. (more…)
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